Check out some of the things you can do while you stay at Admirals Landing.
In the picturesque seaside village of Devonport you can shop for New Zealand-made clothing, jewellery, books, homewares and gifts, rummage for rare and out-of-print books, or choose a special piece of art – some of New Zealand’s best local artists sell works in Devonport’s galleries and many of them offer international shipping. Visit the chocolaterie for divine handmade chocolates and truffles, then grab a hot coffee and take a stroll along the water’s edge. For something more filling, sit in the sun outside one of the cafes along the main street or by the sea, or walk to the authentic deli-style French cafe.
Eat warm, fresh pastries at the cafe, or stock up on baguettes, cheeses, meats and salads for a picnic up Mount Victoria or North Head, Devonport’s two volcanic cones. Explore the historic underground tunnels and gun emplacements up North Head or take a fun segway tour up neighbouring Mount Victoria. Joy may take you on a personal guided walk up Mount Victoria.
With the sea on our doorstep, there are so many ways to get out on Auckland’s sparkling harbours. Kayak out to a nearby island, help sail an America’s Cup racing yacht, join a whale and dolphin spotting eco-safari or take a spin on a high-speed jet boat ride. Land a big one on a fishing charter, or unwind and see the sights with a relaxing dinner or coffee cruise on the Waitemata Harbour. Charter a yacht for a special occasion, or experience a slice of history on a traditional Māori sailing waka (canoe).
You can swim at the Windsor reserve beach nearby or hire a bicycle from the wharf to go to Cheltenham or Narrow Neck beach or just relax in our garden. We have butterflies also.
For thrill seekers, Auckland is one big playground. As well as the incredible views from the observation deck at the Sky Tower, you can SkyJump off it in a base jump by wire, or test your bravery with a SkyWalk around the outside on a narrow platform 192m above the
ground. See the city sights on the back of a Harley Davidson motorbike, go canyoning down waterfalls in the rainforest, or ziplining high above the trees on Waiheke Island. Water lovers are spoilt for choice – go jet boating, sailing or heli-fishing, or take a ride on a sea plane for a bird’s eye view. Climb under, up and over the Auckland Harbour Bridge or leap off it in New Zealand’s only ocean-touch bungy
Culture and Wildlife
Hear the birdsong and soak up the scenery at the world renowned open wildlife sanctuary of Tiritiri Matangi Island. Head out on the Hauraki Gulf, one of the most diverse marine environments in the world, to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Swim, snorkel and dive at New Zealand’s first marine reserve, Goat Island, and learn more at the Marine Discovery Centre.
Visit Auckland Zoo to see the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, get up close to stingrays, sharks and penguins at Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium, or visit Butterfly Creek to see giant saltwater crocodiles, farm animals and hundreds of colourful butterflies.